What I Learned from Bob Ross

When was the last time you sat and watched Bob Ross? You know, the Happy Little Trees guy? He's a staple on public broadcasting. With his symmetrical afro and soothing tones, he astonishes me with his ability to create a tranquil nature scene on canvas in under an hour. As a child I remember sitting … Continue reading What I Learned from Bob Ross


I’ve Discovered I Was Wrong

Lately I've been pondering what ministry actually is.  And I've come to the conclusion that I've had it wrong for many, many years. Ministry has evolved in my mind from something you do at a specific location, to a way of living life. A little less than a decade ago, we ministered to college age … Continue reading I’ve Discovered I Was Wrong

Five Minute Friday: Motherhood Should Come With…

These pure and spontaneous pleasures are "patches of Godlight" in the woods of our experience. {C.S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm} Five Minute Fridays have become "patches of Godlight" for me. In 5 minutes I tap-tap-tap out my spontaneous response to Lisa-Jo's prompt, and then leave it there for you; pure, raw and unedited. Reading how others … Continue reading Five Minute Friday: Motherhood Should Come With…


The last time we were all together was 5 years ago. An impossible wish was shared: time together, face-to-face. Time to share, worship, celebrate, encourage, pray, laugh, eat, cry, and dream. We watched as slowly God made a way for six women from five states to leave their families, jobs and ministries behind for a … Continue reading {unpacking}